Chance me (still a junior... i just want to know what colleges i should look at)

9th: 3.95 uw
10th: 3.85 uw
11th: 3.85-3.9 (still in junior year, estimate based on performance so far) uw 4.0+ weighted [Most of my classes are AP this year]
Plan on taking 2 SAT II's</p>

32-34 ACT, 1900-2000 SAT (approximations based on various diagnostics... obviously i will post actually scores when i know)
high school ranking: top 100 in the country (public school)
women's choir, feminist club, International thespian society, Tri M (music honor society), volunteer at local library and local middle school as a mentor, many musicals (both in school and out), honors choir, National History day finalist, performs at senior citizen centers, published poetry, writer for school newspaper, perform at charity concerts, dance classes, All-County (music festival) participant, NYSSMA All state participant, (over the summer I attend musical theatre intensives)</p>

<p>I'm not sure what schools so look at and obviously my test scores need work but I still have a lot of time so I'm hoping to get those up. Sophomore year my grades dropped (thanks chemistry).
I'd just like to know what schools I should be looking at and which I should disregard.
I'm looking at the following schools: (note I live on Long Island)
I plan on majoring in English or History :)</p>

<p>SUNY Binghmaton
SUNY New Paltz
Boston University</p>

<p>Good start, I would also apply to a few more reach schools as (outside of NYU) those are all schools you should get into easily. Definitely apply to NYU, give WUSTL, Vanderbilt, and Columbia a whirl as well. Also look into Middlebury (Liberal Arts school very highly regarded in English).</p>

<p>Thank you so much! I am concerned about financial aid and that is why I am applying to a few other safety schools. Do you think I have a chance/should look into financial aid with the safety schools I applied to? {I understand this is a pretty broad question lol}</p>

<p>Definitely look into FA. Since you are a NY resident, the SUNY schools should give you a decent FA package, especially with your impressive stats. I also hear that Fordham, BU, and NEU give decent aid so that should be good. NYU is notorius for poor financial aid (I was accepted last year with 3.75 GPA and 2150 SAT [and income of 80k] and my FA package only covered $22,000 of the $61,000 cost of attendance) so that might be an issue.</p>


<p>Cornell: definitely a reach. Well for everyone it is actually.
I think you have a very strong EC list. Especially since you published poetry. I would also like to know more about your course load. It takes more than just taking APs all of the sudden your junior year.
And don’t forget about your essay and recs! THESE ARE IMPORTANT! But I’m sure you’ll be fine with the essay because you already sound like a very good writer :)</p>

<p>Thank you so much for the help! I am hoping to tighten up my ECs and bring up my SAT score :)</p>

<p>@MikeJuhuoski‌ Also I should have mentioned this is on a 4.0 scale lol</p>


Update: SAT range is 2000+ now

Do you have any actual test results?

CR 740 W 710 M 600 I’m taking the March and June SAT, so that is why I’m calling it a “range”; these are not my final scores. Sorry for the confusion.

Your high-reach schools could be some “lower” ivies like Brown or Cornell.

I’m interested in Vassar College. Is that an appropriate high reach? ^^